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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #201
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Ancaster is the wealthiest area in Hamilton, and one of the wealthiest communities in Canada.
Its location on the Niagara Escarpment west of Hamilton provides a beautiful setting for many
luxurious homes and the quaint stone village at its core. Ancaster is also home to the Hamilton
Golf and Country Club, which hosted the PGA's Canadian Open last year. I've tried to photograph
some of the nicer residential areas, but as you can imagine, access is restricted to many of the
most impressive properties, which are behind gates and down private laneways.





The tour begins in Ancaster's historic core:




























































































































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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #202
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Nice area. I'm not ready for Fall pictures, but oh well. That first picture of the waterfall is really great.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #203
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Nice set! ...as we are already used to see thanks to flar.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #204
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We might never make it to the next page, so I'll post the next tour here.

I finally had a chance for some new pictures...
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Old July 9th, 2008, 06:39 AM   #205
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The North End
one of Hamilton's oldest and most colourful neighbourhoods




































































































































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Old July 9th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #206
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I was actually going to bump this thread last week, but I was at work and could afford to spend too much time searching for the thread in here (as opposing to actually working), so I never got around to it.

The North End is nice. Most places near water are nice to me, though.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #207
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Thanks xzmattzx.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #208
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I have quite a few more neighbourhoods ready to go for those who would like to see them:
The Delta, St. Clair, Concession, Ottawa, Barton, Kenilworth, Burlington, West Mountain, the Bayfront. Some others coming later this summer: Strathcona, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, Upper James, East Hamilton, Hamilton Beach.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #209
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Very interesting. SOme of the images look like a fairy tale.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #210
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I enjoyed both those tours! The North end has some interesting architecture, and Ancaster is quaint and beautiful
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Old July 15th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #211
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It's been decades since I was last in the north end. I have memories, which I would rather forget, of a very very run down Barton Street. I've never explored the north end. After another of your excellent tours, I will make a point of doing so the next time I am in Hamilton. Thanks for showing me how many gems are hidden away there.
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Old July 16th, 2008, 06:41 AM   #212
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Looking forward to the next place.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 06:23 AM   #213
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Next tour will be some photos of the Bayfront I took a couple weeks ago.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #214
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I saw them, but I'm looking forward to it anyway. Can you provide a map like you have been doing and show where are these natural areas that you photographed can be found?

Also, can you take pictures of the lakefront in Hamilton before Summer is over? Does the lakefront area even have a formal neighborhood name? Are there many people living near the beach, with the QEW there and all?
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Old July 17th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #215
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I saw them, but I'm looking forward to it anyway. Can you provide a map like you have been doing and show where are these natural areas that you photographed can be found?

Also, can you take pictures of the lakefront in Hamilton before Summer is over? Does the lakefront area even have a formal neighborhood name? Are there many people living near the beach, with the QEW there and all?
I'm determined to get photos of the beach this summer (always so busy!). There is an old neighbourhood on the land bridge under the skyway, officially called "Hamilton Beach" but usually referred to as "the Beach" or the "the Beach Community." Aside from the residential area, there is a public beach and a promenade with some restaurants, and "Confederation Park." It has a water park with water slides and all that, go karts, mini golf and other fun stuff.
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The North End has really changed dramatically over the last few years, a lot got cleaned up and improved since the opening of Bayfront Park.

"Some others coming later this summer: Strathcona, Stoney Creek, Waterdown, Upper James, East Hamilton, Hamilton Beach."

You're gonna do Upper James? Whoa lol. I'm really looking forward to Hamilton Beach tour! Stoney Creek, you mean the downtown area right?
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Is there a map online of Hamilton's neighborhoods anywhere?
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Here you go.....

http://map.hamilton.ca/Static/PDFs/G...Boundaries.pdf
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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:48 AM   #219
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You're gonna do Upper James? Whoa lol. I'm really looking forward to Hamilton Beach tour! Stoney Creek, you mean the downtown area right?
Not really Upper James (too generic) but the northern part of Upper James and the residential areas nearby. Those neighbourhoods seem to be around 80 years old and there might be enough interesting stuff there for a tour.

We need to get some hot weather (90+ degrees) for the Beach tour to be any good. Sort of a crappy summer so far. Too much rain and not hot enough.

For Stoney Creek I'll focus on "Old Town" (that's what they call their downtown). Stoney Creek is actually older than Hamilton, as are nearly all of Hamilton's "suburbs" (like Dundas, Ancaster, and Waterdown)
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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:56 AM   #220
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Bump to the next page and tour.

I leave tomorrow morning for Canada. It doesn't look like I'll be a part of any Hamilton forum meet, but if I have time, I'm going to stop in the city and take at least a few pictures.

If you're fast enough, I might see one more phototour before I leave. "One for the road", as they say...

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